Bangkok Hospital Births New Affordable Fertility Program

Couples undertaking IVF have already been shown to experience considerable marital strain. Bangkok Hospital is helping to ease the pressure with a new cut-price IVF package, which could save US patients up to 85% of the cost of treatment.
By: Bangkok Hospital Medical Center (BMC)
March 25, 2009 - PRLog -- Bangkok Hospital has implemented a new cut price fertility program, which has the potential to save thousands for the 1.5% of babies worldwide that are born after IVF conception.

The new fertility package costs 80,000 Thai Baht for oocyte pick up and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The cost can also be split into two payments, with 60,000TB payable on the day of oocyte pick up, and 20,000 on the day of fertilization. The special price is valid only until June 30, 2009.

The package includes the costs of:
• Physicians, obstetricians and anesthetists
• Nursing
• Operating and recovery room charges
• Medical supplies
• Anesthetic drugs
• Embryo culture in laboratory
• The first year of freezing, which is typically an additional charge in
Western hospitals.

The package can be undertaken through Bangkok Hospital's specialty Fertility Center, which streamlines testing, diagnosis, treatment and management of infertility, up until pregnancy occurs. If a couple is considered candidates for a less expensive or complicated type of treatment, the Fertility Center can also provide intrauterine insemination, GIFT and Zygote Intrafallopian transfers.

The fertility package is generally available at short notice - waiting times for IVF treatment can range up to several years in the US and UK.

Dr Somboon Kunathikom has been specializing in obstetrics and gynecology for the last thirty years, and has witnessed the impact that infertility can have on a couple. "Clinical depression rates for infertile women are around the same as for those undergoing cancer treatments, and we see so many couples unhappy because of the stress of infertility".

"The new low-cost IVF program should allow many more couples to experience the joy of children, which they've waited so long for", he continued.

About Bangkok Hospital:

Bangkok Hospital is one of the most technologically sophisticated hospitals in the world today. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the hospital is an expansive state-of-the-art medical campus providing comprehensive medical care through multidisciplinary teams of highly trained specialists. With its four hospitals and broad range of specialized clinics, the hospital is equipped with all of the diagnostic and treatment facilities not generally available at local hospitals. The center has received Joint Commission International accreditation and is known throughout the world for delivering world-class, award-winning healthcare.

For more information contact
Chris,E-Marketing Manager, Bangkok Hospital

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